Rheumatic diseases are characterized by inflammation, swelling and pain in the joints and muscles. Rheumatic diseases are characterized to be associated with immune system. These conditions include more than 200 types of diseases, among which osteoarthritis, arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis are common. Rheumatic diseases affect the musculoskeletal system of the body thus resulting damage to the joints, muscles and connective tissues.
Rheumatic diseases mainly affect joints and muscles of human body. Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis Lupus, Psoriatic arthritis, Polymyalgia rheumatic, Fibromyalgia, Infectious arthritis, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis are categorized under rheumatic diseases. Common symptoms seen are red, swollen joints, inflamed connective tissues such as cartilage, synovial tissue, and tendons.
Related Journals of Rheumatic Diseases
Rheumatology: Current Research, Acta Rheumatologica, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and Physical Activity, Atherosclerosis: Open Access, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America, Clinics in Rheumatic Diseases, Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology.